ORGANISATION/COMPANYISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/10/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › VENEZIA
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
The Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Venice is currently seeking to appoint a PostDoc with a solid background in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop new methods applicable to Earth Observation (EO) in order to detect yet unknown, subsoil Cultural Heritage (CH) sites.
CCHT focuses on researching and promoting new technologies for recording, documenting, analysing and preserving CH in a broad sense. With its strongly interdisciplinary infrastructure, the Centre combines expertise from computational and conservation sciences domains, integrating these competencies to foster cutting-edge research.
The candidate will support CCHT researchers in a project developed in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA): ‘Cultural Landscapes Scanner (CLS): Earth Observation and automated detection of subsoil undiscovered cultural heritage sites via AI approaches’, contract number 4000132058/20/NL/MH/ic.
- Ph.D. in computer science or a related field with specialization in Machine Learning (ML) or in Remote Sensing (RS);
- Experience in the development ML methods on EO data (for example, but not limited to, change and anomaly detection on EO time-series; semantic segmentation for land cover mapping, etc.);
- Experience with numeric and geospatial Python packages Numpy, Scikit-learn, Gdal or similar;
- Good understanding of Geomatics concepts;
- Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
- Proficiency in English language (written and oral).
- Experience on unsupervised and semi-supervised Deep Neural Networks, such as autoencoders and Graph Neural Networks (GNNs);
- Experience in handling and manipulating big remote sensing datasets.
A relevant scientific track record on major ML and/or Remote Sensing conferences/journals (e.g. CVPR, NeurIPS, IGARSS, TPAMI, TGRS, MDPI RS, etc.) is a criterion for the selection.
The position will require regular travel to partners’ research facilities for periods from one to several weeks, depending on needs.
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate to experience and skills.
The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be October 1st, 2020.
Please send your application using he online form. Your application must include (as separate documents):
- CV with the publication list;
- Brief description of research interests and main accomplishments;
- Names and contacts of 2 referees.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
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